If you’re a runner or have a special runner in your life, this is the gift list for you. I created this gift guide for runners based on what I have found most useful in my own runner or with my running clients over the past 12 months.
You can click on any image in the gift guide above for more information, or scroll down to view a list of my recommendations below (all product names are linked).
This watch will replace all your tracking devices with just one – and it looks great in all situations (work, gym, trail, dinner, etc). I wear this watch at all times, recharging about once a week, and the wireless sync to Garmin Connect makes it super simple to automatically update all your training tools.
A running backpack designed with real feedback from real runners. I wanted a pack that could hold a bladder and bottles comfortably without a lot of weight. I use the bladder for water & bottles for electrolytes/other nutrition. There’s even an easy to access zipper pocket on the back that you can reach without taking off the bag.
My all time favorite running short – I literally own 5 pairs in different colors. The flat waistline is very flattering and the shorts don’t ride up!
These are the only headphones I recommend for runners, because they leave your ears OPEN to hear what’s going on around you — but still have great quality. These are unique as they use bone conduction technology, instead of hearing the sound through the air. Especially perfect for trail running!
These are the only socks I wear for running! Even after water crossings during a run, they dry quickly and prevent blisters.
A collection of synthetic + toxin-free products to help support you as an athletes. This kit includes the top products that many elite athletes use to support their sore muscles, energy, respiratory & immune system. You can learn more about these at fitaspire.com/essentialoils
Training built just for you. Skip the cookie-cutter plans and let a certified coach create a plan specifically for your life & your goals. Injury Prevention is built into every plan with strategic warm-ups, strength training sessions, and stretching guidance
Natural skin care (toxin free) that is great for athletes who struggle with breakouts. This is so common with how much we sweat! This is the first natural line that actually worked for me and helped balance my skin.
The book that sparked my interest in long-distance running again after a long break. Not a traditional running book, Emelie shares how she got into the sport, tips for training, and how she stays motivated. It’s a quick read and gorgeous photos that will have you motivated to run more!
Training Essentials for Ultrarunning: How to Train Smarter, Race Faster, and Maximize Your Ultramarathon Performance
I love to read about training strategies for running and this guide on ultrarunning was my favorite. I agreed with most of the training philosophies, with the exception of his approach to strength training. A great read for anyone considering ultra running.
A must-have to help with recovery & tight muscles. Think of this as a self-massage tool. It’s also small enough to pack in your suitcase for travel.
Foam rolling is another option for recovery & self massage. Everyone who is active should have a foam roller at home for pre or post workout recovery.
If you live in a snowy climate, these will help you run outside all year long. Slip over your current running shoes to make running on snow & ice easier (and safer).
A natural option to prevent chafing. This is what I currently use to prevent painful chafing during longer runs.
I love the high visibility and lightweight feel of this running vest. If you’re running in the dark, the lights on this vest make sure you will be seen — not waiting for the reflection of car lights.